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October 2000 - Volume 25 Number 10 

Machinery Row

Elmia Wood 2001 If you're interested in forestry and travel, Elmia Wood 2001 may be for you. 
The International Forestry Trade Fair will be held June 69, 2001 in Jonkoping, Sweden. The show only comes around every four years, and at the last show there were over 54,000 visitors - not to mention 500 exhibitors. "Interest among exhibitors is greater than last time, and important companies in the forestry sector are giving us advance warning about many exciting new products," says Elmia Wood project manager Torbjorn Johnsen. 

Komatsu Expands Partnerships

 Komatsu has expanded its partnerships with manufacturers to supply attachments expressly suited for Komatsu machines. The companies and products Komatsu has forged partnerships with in the Northwest includes: Allied System Inc., Sherwood, Ore. - Crawler tractor winches. Pierce Pacific Mfg., Tualatin, Ore. - Long reach booms for excavators and log loader packages. PSM Corp., Woodinville, Wash. - Thumbs, hydraulic kits and thumb/bucket combinations. Young Corp., Seattle, Wash. - Scrap/material handling packages and long reach booms for excavations. "Purchasing is simplified, costs are reduced and lead times are shorter than when components are purchased separately," says Mike Murphy, manager of the Working Gear Group. "The overall focus of both the one stop shop and the partnerships with attachment suppliers adds value and provides turnkey solutions to our customers." 

New President and CEO for Collins Pine and Collins Products named Eric L. Schooler president and CEO.  Collins Pine and Collins Products are part of The Collins Companies, a wood products firm with headquarters in Portland, Ore. Schooler came to Collins in April of this year, after serving as vice president for Hampton Affiliates. He will be responsible for multiple location manufacturing facilities, including three sawmills. 

Cummins, Inc. Cummins Engine Company has changed its name to Cummins, Inc. The changed name reflects the fact that although engines are still the core of their business, Cummins is also involved in filtration and power generation. "Thirty years ago, only 8 percent of Cummins sales were derived from products and services outside the engine business," says Tim Solso, chairman and CEO of Cummins. "Today, Cummins power generation and filtration and other business units account for almost 40 percent of total sales." 

Theoe Named Inspecting Forester of the Year Each year the American Tree Farm System sponsors an Inspector of the Year competition as a way to recognize some of the top people of the 7,000 volunteer foresters. This year Don Theoe, a service forester of Washington State's Department of National Resources (DNR), was given top honors. He's been a volunteer Tree Farm inspector for ten years, and during his career has brought 143 new Tree Farms into the program. "Don's overall long-term dedication to the Tree Farm program, his enthusiasm and his leadership have been instrumental in keeping the program strong in Washington," says Bob Simpson, national director of the American Tree Farm System. Theoe has over 40 years of extensive on the ground experience in forest practices, forest extension and forestry policy in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. He's been a forester with the South Puget Sound region for over 25 years and has been coordinator for the Forest Stewardship Program of the USDA forest service since 1990. 

ODF Appointment The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has appointed David Morman to fill the resource planning program director job at agency headquarters in Salem, Ore. Morman takes over for Dave Stere, who retired at the end of June. The resource planning program furnishes technical and policy support on forestry issues to other divisions of ODF as well as other state, federal and local agencies. 

Blount Acquires Assets of Windsor Forestry Tools Inc. Blount International, Inc. will be purchasing the assets of Windsor Forestry Tools Inc., located in Milan, Tenn. Windsor, which had sales of approximately $17 million for the twelve months ending June 30, 2000, manufactures cutting chain and guide bars for chain saws and commercial timber harvesting equipment. The business, which includes a modern 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility, will become part of Blount's Outdoor Products Group. The purchase is expected to close within one month. 

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